Domaine de Bellene Vosne-Romanée Les Quartiers de Nuits 2021
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.50% alc./vol

Domaine de Bellene Vosne-Romanée Les Quartiers de Nuits 2021

Burgundy, France
Regular price $189.95per bottle ($569.85per case)
3 bottles per case
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Floral & Earthy

This product will be available to order as part of a special LCBO feature on September 14th. Please feel free to contact us at info@npwines.com if you need any assistance locating stock.

Domaine de Bellene is the creation of Nicolas Potel – the son of the legendary Gérard Potel of Domaine Pousse d’Or. Potel's name has become synonymous with Burgundian wine and he is known for constantly challenging the borders of traditional winemaking in the region.

The Quartier des Nuits' plot covers a tiny 0.3 hectare parcel planted in 1927 where the  wines have ideal east-southeast exposure. Close in proximity to the famous Clos de Vougeot and Echezeaux the plot has been converted into organic farming since coming into the Domaine de Bellene fold.

This wine has an extremely floral nose, with a lovely array of spices and red fruit aromas. The palate is earthy and powerful, with hints of mocha coffee. This is a quite powerful Vosne Villages that will evolve beautifully throughout the years.

About the vintage: A difficult vintage to say the least, but not without merit. The region suffered reduced yields from spring frosts and a cool summer, meaning this vintage would have to be won through hard work in the vineyard and in the winery. This is a year of smaller quantities of fresh, refined and thoughtful wines from a full range of climats. A return to a cooler vintage, compared to recent years, will be sure to delight Classic Burgundy lovers who favour elegance and finesse.

About the Winery

Groupe Bellene

Led by Nicolas Potel in Beaune, Groupe Bellene is composed of the négociant arm Maison Roche de Bellene, the winery arm Domaine de Bellene, and a special back-vintage series under the Collection Bellenum label. 

  • Maison Roche de Bellene offers a complete range of wines, with an emphasis on individual terroirs from old vines of more than 40 years. All of the growers that Nicolas works with are either organic certified or sustainably farmed.
  • Domaine de Bellene represents the wines that are produced and bottled from Nicolas Potel's private vineyard holdings. 
  • Collection Bellenum is a back vintage series that Nicolas Potel sourced from his friends in the region, offering a magnificent selection of bottled history. The wines have moved only twice in their lives, from the original cellar to Potel's and now to yours!

Nicolas Potel grew up at Volnay's Domaine Pousse d'Or, where his father worked. He trained abroad and returned home in 1996 to build a négociant business and started Maison Nicolas Potel, where he sourced grapes from good parcels, often working with the growers to improve the quality. By 2002, he was making 120 wines from 50 different appellations, and the rest is history!

Press Reviews

WineAlign

96 Points - Michael Godel

As small as a plot gets, 0.3 hectare in size, planted in 1927, sandwiched between Echezeaux and Clos de Vougeot. A place of heroic, sustainable, focused and reasoned farming, for Nicolas Patel one of the exacting gems where pinot noir in the Côtes d’Or will find greatness and cast a spell. Yes the austerity, bound and wound intensity are off the proverbial charts to set this wine back 25 years but just a fifth of that time will be needed for its charm to show. The swell of red fruit is inspiring and 2021 or not the awe is noted. Vosne Romanée is represented with utmost esteem and time can only serve to embellish, replenish and increase the splendour of this complex wine. Drink 2026-2037.